A New Face on Small Business Lending.

Guest Blog: ATB LendR By: Chett Matchett In Alberta’s current economic state, we have all heard the message that now is the time to diversify, to support local businesses, to embrace innovation. At ATB Financial, we have found this message to be exciting, motivating, and ultimately one of the catalysts to start reimagining what the …

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BoostR Success Story – FREDsense

FREDsense Technologies lands coveted spot at Silicon Valley startup accelerator A startup in Calgary is making waves—by testing waves. FREDsense Technologies is a new Alberta-based business that engineers organisms to test water quality. The founders came up with a “bio-sensor” technology to engineer bacteria and put them in containers, much like USB sticks, which can …

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Passionate pitches: BoostR Stage comes to YEG

Excerpt: Small business owners delivered their pitches to a crowd, hoping to win the judges favour (and $1,000). Adventure buses. Pantomime theatre. Ramen noodles. Moonshine. Wellness treatments. Under what magical roof might all these disparate ideas come together? Under the roof of the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, as a matter of fact, for the very …

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Alberta BoostR Success Story -Remuda

For Tony McKee, founder of the Remuda Horsemanship Program, getting the word out about the good work his program does through his networks was key to his crowdfunding campaign success. Tony runs a camp for at-risk youth that, after funding cuts, was unable to run this year. So, he took to Alberta BoostR to crowdfund …

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We’re throwing an event in Calgary – The Elevator

Hey everyone! We're throwing a community-building, crowdfunding pitch event in Calgary called The Elevator, and we'd love to share it with you. From May 20 – May 27, local business owners are invited use the Alberta BoostR platform to start their own campaigns where they share their story, ask for support, and offer something of value in …

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